Friday, 31 December 2010

Out With It

Well, that's another one done with.  2010 has almost breathed it's last, so it's time for a brief look back at the year.
It has been a great year for additions to my 'life lists'.  I have added several species to the birds' list including the fantastic Great Reed Warbler which made it's summer home amongst the reeds of Straw's Bridge.  The Waxwings of course, caused much excitement a few days ago as did the Squacco Heron, Purple Swamphens, Black Terns, Caspian Terns, Waxbills and Fan-tailed Warblers in Portugal.  The Rock Bunting in Benidorm was a good 'tick' back in March as were the Red-whiskered Bulbuls which added a little exotica to the already exciting list of Spanish 'ticks'.
Lots of new ticks on my list of plants too, with 47 more species than there were this time last year.
What a year!  Lets hope 2011 will see even more ticks - and I don't mean the one's which latch on and suck your blood!
A Happy New Year to all who deserve one!
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